September is Preparedness Month and the City is urging residents to Know Your Zone through a statewide program designed to enhance current evacuation plans during emergency events.
Norfolk residents should prepare for evacuations from severe storms and other disasters by learning whether their home is in a pre-designated Hurricane Evacuation Zone.
Norfolk residents should go to KnowYourZoneVA.org and type in their address to locate their zone. A map of all the city’s zones is located at Norfolk.gov/emergency. You will also find information on emergency and hurricane preparedness.
The new tiered zones, designated A through D, are designed to provide residents with important information about their property’s vulnerability to flooding during storms. The zones are based on new technology that allows emergency managers to predict more clearly whether residents need to evacuate or shelter at home.
Norfolk residents can subscribe to Norfolk Alert to receive texts or emails with weather-related updates. To register, go to Norfolk.gov/alert.